Through the counselling experience gained from Practicum Sites, direct supervision, feedback received, as well as group supervision of case studies, students will learn to establish rapport and define client’s problems appropriately. Students will also have opportunities to use generic helping skills for their client’s benefit. Students will also learn about the principles of ethical practice in counselling.


Teaching Periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Utilise written communication skills and knowledge of counselling practices to write an effective counselling case report
  • Effectively present and process client cases through individual and group supervision
  • Identify the ethical principles relevant to counselling and apply these to work with clients

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
1.50 16 weeks 24
Specified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
4.00 16 weeks 64
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
3.88 16 weeks 62


Type Task Weighting ULO's
Final WorkbookIndividual 20% 2,3 
JournalIndividual 40% 1,2,3 
ReportIndividual 40% 2,3 


  • Report-writing
  • Group supervision
  • Individual supervision
  • Face-to-face counselling
  • Ethical principles for counselling practice

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.